My first ever video review of the hardest video game ever made: The Adventures of Bayou Billy for the NES.
A classic :)
this was the first review of yours I ever saw, and I still love watching it dude. I hope you review an other Nintendo game someday.
After some shit ton of reading no doubt you’ve had people make this comment but there is a much better version. THE ORIGINAL! The japanese version is far superior over this one being much easier and actually playable.
Japan and America have this conotation that whenever a game needs to come to America that the game has to be amplified in difficulty. Where this started who the fuck knows but the original version is called “Mad City”.
Check it out peoples!
I remember this game lol. one of the first games for the NES i ever played and for the rest of my life the themesong playing in the backround of this game will forever haunt me………
OH MY GOD DID HE JUST EAT THAT CHICKEN WHOLE?!?!?!?!? lolz
Why does Mr. Big do all this to Billy?……………..to be a dick?
I’m going to have to disagree. Bayou Billy is not the hardest game. Oh man does it look absolutely horrible. But try Dragon’s Lair for NES then get back to me. The first screen is ridiculously hard the first time you play. Eventually you get used to the really sluggish controls and the room becomes routine enough that you can beat it. But it’s tiny. The second room is huge and impossible by any convention I can think of and it just gets worse after that. Not to mention it forces you to play guessing games later on where if you pick the wrong door you have to start over. There’s also an optional treasure room that is completely impossible to beat and if you die you restart in the same room, so no matter how much you regret going in there in the first place, you just can’t get out. AVGN played it and gave up in the second room, but he didn’t even scratch the surface of how hard the game is and that’s saying a lot.
This is still funny even after all this time, you work ages impressively well, Id say probably as well if not better than wine!
I remember playing this game when I was very young, I really liked it you’re all so used to the -easy- games these days! Billy rocks!
sooo funny xD
Finally, a high quality video game review of Bayou Billy. A game that me and my brother suffered trauma from back in the day.
Though it wasn’t until we reached our late 20s that we discovered a secret about this game that very few were aware of. As you can see on the title screen there’s a “practice mode” which allows you to get your teeth cut on the three major different game modes in the game fighting, driving, shooting. At the time it was quite unusual for games to have any kind of a practice mode and in that way and many others Bayou Billy was an innovator. But since it was so unusual when we were kids we really didn’t pay too much attention to it, I believe we tried it once and that was it. We probably believed it was an endless practice session and we much prefer it to get our practice playing through the actual game.
Here lies another innovation to gaming that Bayou Billy had “lockables” one day we dusted it off at a drinking party and decided that this would be the day we would finally beat that damn game. Due to some drunken bumbling my brother selected the practice mode instead of the game mode and went ahead and play the fighting mode to get some practice, we were surprised that it actually finished and gave us a text message at the end of it saying “here’s some extra health in case you’re in a pinch” it turns out that all three practice modes had unlockable bonuses for the actual game. The fighting gave you more health like I mentioned, the driving gave you extra gas, and the shooting gave you extra bullets.
Having these bonuses completely changed the difficulty curve and allowed us to finally beat Bayou Billy for the first time completely legit, it almost kind of made it easy…well almost.
I had to share that with anyone else who have suffered severe aggravated trauma due to Billy. The answer was there right in front of us all the time, where the FUCK were you in Nintendo power?
a classic review ;) , gotta love it :)
Shittyer then a morman prom
You know it’s a bad sign when even the actor in the commercial can’t even beat the gators.
Actually, someone has beaten the game fairly. I speak of the guy from NES Tips, who beats most of the hardest NES games pretty easily, even the dreaded Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Here is a link to his Bayou Billy vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTBuWTYmXxo&feature=PlayList&p=4E6EC21A1019432B&playnext=1&index=19
I love you Spoony. I checked this out on youtube, and they pulled the for the whole second half just because they’re overly paranoid that your 30 seconds of delieverence music isn’t fully covered by fairness law. I salute your choice to leave youtube in favor of a superior site.
They’re not Apaches, they’re AH-1 Cobras. By the way, why don’t you review another classic game? Like, the one I’m featured in.
[Note, the person actually posting this was laughing so hard, he actually fell over in his chair.]
Keep up the great work, Spoony. You’re a hero.. just don’t become “an hero.”
Anyone know what the intro song to these older spoony vids is?
You mentioned persons at the beginning of the video. I recognised the AVGN, but who is the other one? :-)
Armake21. He used to be on YouTube (as nicotinealien), but his account was suspended or something. Not sure if he’s still around.
Not sure if your claim that this is the hardest game ever holds up Spoony, but it’s a damn pain in the ass.
Marcus/Armake21 is returning to Youtube March 18
Hey, Spoony, you like Bayou Billy’s soundtrack, check out the OC Remix version of the main theme.
Website is a link to a download.
i beat this game without game genie or emulator. i am better then god himself.
Everytime I see it it gets better. What’s the song at the beginning of the vid?
Here my question: Are you someone with problems with Mormons, I am one and the comment about the mormon prom thing. i does not judge you for that comment, but i only ask that judge us. We are not like what your hear most often on tv.
You should know that are two other religious groups that call themselves LDS (By the way, i would like that if you talk about the Salt Lake city Church, PLEASE say either LDS That the real term that people should use so we do not get confused with the others groups) There is a groups that splitted from our church after the Prophet Joseph Smith. If i remember well, this groups is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Days Saints Reform something. the church based in Salt Lake City is The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Days Saints. There is a other group that i do not know that well, The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Days Saints Fundamentalist something. The Church i am part of is not like these groups. If someone want to discuss more about this, send me a email at email@example.com
(I will not read hate mails or anything like that, what i am trying to do is to try to make people understand how the real LDS are.
I do not judge you, so don’t judge me. <—- My signature
You will dance again.
Bayou Billy was one hard game, no doubt about it, but the hardest game ever? No, definitley not. Ive beaten Bayou Billy the right way, no cheats, no emulator… however, Dragon’s Lair for the NES is a different story. That game is freakin ridiculous. I’d challenge you to play it and say Bayou Billy is harder :)
I have a joke video on what a Bayou Billy game might if Konami decided to launch one today… see link below:
Whats the song at the beginning of this video called? Thanks.
Shittier than a Mormon prom is not a judgement on Mormons, LDS, none of that. It’s a judgement on LDS church dances; which certainly do suck. I am ex-LDS myself, so I know. Every dance I went to had “The Boot Scootin’ Boogy” AND “The Hokey Pokey”. Every single one. The frikkin’ Boot Scoot! Noah is correct and fair in his judgement of Mormon Prom.
I remember this game! We had a NES rip-off console called Ziliton and I used to play this.
Beat a turkey out of the guy. Lol. And yet, it’s like that for games (one that comes to mind, Tekken 3)…
Awesome video Spoony. Hey, did anyone notice at around 2:30-3:00 that it looks like you’re fighting billy and jimmy lee from double dragon? Well, except for how they both have black hair.
… Did you get that game cartrige from Bookmans?
But how does it end?! What about Mr. Bigs? What happened to his big-boobed girlfriend?
I know an online game where in a shooting stage the enemies still shoot when paused. to find it look up Jak 3 online
OH GOOD LORD the music to this damn game has been stuck in my head all day! but on the other hand i’m glad i found you Spoony you have made me laugh so much over the past few days, make more videos!
Love you xxx
The Adventures of Dino Riki was much harder, in my opinion.
But I totally remember this game too. I don’t think I ever got as far as you did in the video at all. I think the first level was too intense for my little hands and brains. XD
You know what you could do with 3$.You could buy a bullet and hit it with a hammer while it’s pointing at you.
holy crap. you’re so right about that “we spent the money (or our parents did) and we were going to finish this damn game if it killed us” thing. there was no way to check reviews (thank god we have people like you now, eh? where were you when i bought sewer shark? oh god…) and no way to return or trade them in for something that hurt less and by god we were gonna play them dammit!
I never played bayou billy (but i do remember the recockulous commercials…NES had a lot of memorably horrible commercials with live actors hamming it up and yes, i think you’re right, against all odds, captain lou albano dressed like mario sold more than one cartridge) but i had my own personal vendetta shitfest. Darkman for the NES. oh god please do a review of that bag of three color dog vomit. I would LOVE to hear you tear that game a new pixelated asshole…even thought the shitful hit detection probably wouldn’t let you…
I mean seriously, it was HORRIBLE. i never beat it but tried like crazy. even though the graphics were colored like a retarded hippie ty-dye pallate. there were excruciating jump puzzles and and you only spent like 1 (maybe two never got far enough to be sure) as darkman himself!!! I mean he didn’t look so much like darkman as he did the michelin man in a micheal jackson’s moonwalker costume, but hey, he was better than the fatass in the pink suit, the hopping guy and dr friggin giggles!!!
AND after wasting probably hundreds of hours of my yound and stupid life failing to beat it, i recently saw the ending on youtube and realize now that if i HAD finally defeated that ass raping enima of a game, and that was all i got, i in all likely hood would have been america’s youngest spree killer
PLEASE review it spoony. PLEASE PLEASE PLEEEEEEASE :)
and man, some people sure got pissed about that mormon comment. I have been a fan of yours for like, ever, and you say insensitive mean shit all the time, and out of that whole hilarious review someone managed to stick onto one mormon prom joke? wowsers…
Poor Bayou Billy has to fight billy and jimmy lee, a fat vegeta and the terminator…what didn’t have room for the alien queen?
I have to disagree with you I did beat this game as a kid. Gotta say it took years though.
Konami games had a weird grip on me too. Could. Not. Stop. Playing.
Great review. I got into a lot of your stuff on TGWTG.com including this one, but its still my favorite.
On an unrelated note, who are those two people you mentioned at the very beginning? I hear the AVGN and somethingsomething21. If they’re anything like Spoony’s reviews they should be good to watch. Could someone answer please?
This game would wipe the floor with me. I suck at the usual level of difficulty in video games, but this would be just impossible for me.
Great review, by the way.
man, i never beat this game. i think i hit a glitch and couldn’t get pass the level. i still have my original copy, lol.
Very funny review as they all are, but for everyone who said it CAN’T be done without cheating http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/blog/11209
That guy right there has an inhuman tolerance for pain but its entertaining to watch.
I find it funny that no one has mentioned the fact that your Jeep is going 180mph. I have never seen a Jeep or anything outside of a Ferarri or a Porsche go that fast. But this game does look really bad and really hard.
Excellent review. The only thing it was missing was what it was begging for… “Born on the Bayou” by CCR. :)
Battletoads is harder then this. Or, at least as hard.
Um….. You got bested wrong by the guy who does “Until We Win” series….
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I would love to play the Japanese version because at least it is sane
I never played this game much when it was new because it seemed too boring. Punching out one guy for that long just becomes tedious too fast. It’s not much different than slogging through Final Fight 2.
This was what started the man, the myth, the legend…the Spoony.
This was the first video of Spoony’s I ever watched and became a fan of his because I generally had the same feelings about this game as he did. I also loved how he did that little jig while he was playing it because the soundtrack was so funky. Definitely one of my all time favorite game reviews.
At the time I found the Bayou Billy review, Spoony had just reviewed ET.
I love this review to this day. Too bad youtube’s being stupid with it. Oh, well. Great as always, Spoony
I beat this game when it first came out. I took me two weekends of renting it.
Your not supposed to stand there and exchange punches with the bad guys. The enemies don’t get stunned like they do in Double Dragon. Use your kick to hit one then move up or down when he moves to level with you hit him again then move up or down. Only use the drop kick when they surround so you can escape and get them on one side. Get a stick or whip as soon as you can they longer range and do more damage use the same hit and run strategy I mentioned above. Save your bullets for bosses, if they bounce off then hit & run till their bullet proof vest falls off, pick it up then shoot the shit out of them. Fighting gators is a battle of endurance keep punching till they drop a stick. Then drop kick your way to the stick and get back on land. The stick can reach gators from land.
For driving areas SLOW DOWN! You don’t have to drive at top speed all the time.
To fight guys with guns use a dodge move. Each time they shoot move up or down then forward. When your close enough they stop shooting and switch to hand to hand. Keep using the hit and run attack till they die don’t use the bullets on them. Guys with whips, you’ll have to jump kick your to them till they are in range of your kick then hit and run and collect that whip. When you have the whip your golden. The last Boss are a pair of cyborgs one blue one red. They have a long reach and will always try to surround you and throw. You’ll have to change up the hit and run attack. Get them to chase in a circle around the screen and occasionally throw a punch while your moving up or down then keep running. Don’t kick or they counter. When you punch they try to close in to throw you. Use this to your advantage and run after a punch. These method takes a LOONG time but you’ll beat them eventually.
I guess I was like Spoony and totally did not have the patience for this game. The hit detection was incredibly broken for real and it was hard as fuck. So I agree with him on this 100% infact I bought this game off eBay for one cent just because I wanted to hands on try and play this game on a real NES in the early 2000's since it had eluded me and it was at that time I was interested in playing bad games too it seems though I never started a video series of mine own about that lol I also was posting on Gamefaqs and found out about a bunch of bad games I missed and still do a little though much less haha anyways this game kicked my ass bad.
The thing I always say though is that if you got good at this game, I just don't know why you would even bother because I think Konami themselves realized that they put out a somewhat shoddy game and took their three games in one approached and improved it in every single way for their follow-up game named “The Lone Ranger.” This game was still hard as hell, but it wasn't because the gameplay was broken it was just super challenging. If you actually like Bayou Billy for some reason, check out the Lone Ranger for the NES :) I had that game as a kid and I thought it was freaking awesome, but it was way difficult haha I used passwords to try some of the later levels and I could not get far in them.
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Ahhh, the one one vid to start them all.
I really do love you Spoony. No homo. I've known about you since about the Phantasmagoria videos, but I only got my interest at about the Dr. Insano portions of Linkara's vids. You have a real appreciable talent here, especially because you're willing to cut the bullshit and outright tell us what is right and what is wrong with stuff. I came here, because i wanted to see what else you've got. So, without further ado, let the grinding begin!
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Why would a game designer think it was a sound idea that you have to kick a guy over a dozen times to make him die? Was something wrong with two or three times?
That was hilarious! Great review. Very entertaining!
It sounds like you were baked while making this one.
Love the reviews!
All reviews by you are amazing. Btw, if you know Fony, please contact him. He wouldn't mind doing a vid with you if you can get to LA.B2website, try and give your opinions please: Still in trial.
Oh, he can be contacted at Zam.com if you don't know him, he's a very good game reviewer, like yourself.Btw, why is it placing adds on my comments?Craigsflyer; Please advertise a bit more spoony, you deserve an emmy.
I've been on this site for awhile but I decided to track back all the way to the very beginning to watch every single video. It may take me a long time but I will accomplish my task at hand!Despite being Spoony's first video, its quite good. He hasn't fully perfected his comedic style yet but the video still left me in tears in parts.To be honest, the game isn't terrible. Its quite well-made for a NES game. It has good music and some good gameplay. It is pretty damn hard though. The driving stages require super-human reflexes and muscle memorization.Spoony shouldn't feel bad about his white-guy dancing. Trust me, I'm whiter than Vanilla Ice mixed with Zelda from the Game Crazy training video.Commentary Notes:For being totally improvised, its amazing how many good jokes he got in. You can tell he's improving at times but it doesn't hurt the review at all.“Its Stone Cold Steve Austin!”“This guy dies easier than the Crocodile Hunter”
LOL, I remember this game. It was the definition of hardcore, even by today's standards. I swear it was like the developers wanted to me you feel inferior to everyone and everything in this game. Its a great video though.
Yeah…. that's his sister
I completed it, but took forever. I say devine intervention, helped me.
I took a sick day of school, to play it and finallly beat it.
awesome! props. :)
So, so good.
This was hilarious!
I love how during the driving sequence that jeep is going 180 miles per hour on some backwoods road.
:|: = double face!
Take it from me, Mormon Proms ARE bad. I’ve been to one, I’ve prominated in one. It was bad. It was just another school dance. Just a banal school dance.
I heard that.
dude , i had that game when i was like 12 or something….i was hard , ok , but not that hard , i finished it during the weekend , it was fun……try ghouls and ghost , that was horrible!
I could beat this game fairly!
Oh yeah I can totally rent a gun with bullets for 3 bucks.
it made you squeel like a piggy
I was talking to a friend yesterday about how HardCorps is like Contra for the NES…. shockingly he had never heard of Contra, so I described it a bit and he asked me if I was talking about Bayou Billy! I shook my head and told him what a disgrace he was…
“I’m not trying to steal their thunder”
Well you just accidently did by getting a 2009 award.
And you didn’t even know.
I’ve never completely sat down and devoted myself to trying to beat this game fairly, but even with the Game Genie, the last few levels are hard. The final giant cyborg bosses takes FOREVER to beat. I’ve watched this about ten times now, and I always love the energy you bring!
ha… first let me say, brilliant commentary sir spoony. did anybody else notice how, on the driving stages, the enemy cars appear to be dead ahead on the horizon but suddenly the road shifts to the side and, somehow, so does the car… these games are such crap, i bet the same person is responsible for making all of them and it’s just a big conspiracy to steal our hard earned dollars through the magic of marketing.
Living in MESA ARIZONA I got that mormon prom joke, haha.
Everyone gets the mormon prom joke…
Now I feel stupid for not getting it. Thanks.
I can tell you first-hand this is not the hardest game ever made. At least it was preposterous from the beginning and gave you a chance to bail.
Body Harvest from the N64 was the most infuriating. The first few locales were beatable and hooked you on the game, then once you got to Siberia there was just absolutely no way. Even though I loved the game up to that point, I’m pretty sure I smashed the cartridge with a bat after the umpteenth try.
Bayou Billy: I’ll Roshambo you for it!
Bad Guy1: Roshambo?
Bayou Billy: yeah, i kick you in the nuts, you kick me in the nuts and the first person to go down losses, ok? I’ll Start.
(5 seconds later)
Badguy1:…..*high pitched voice* you….cheater….
And thus, The Spoony One was born!
Aw, so tiny and cute is teh Spoopy Wum! He looks like a tiny little baby!
Once again, another strange common bond we have, Noah; this game had a special place in my heart too.
I actuallyenjoyed this pain, however. Can’t explain it. Maybe it was because this along with the original Ninja Gaiden was what got my 12-13 year old gamer reflexes in their peak. Regardless, I exist as one of the few advocates for this title’s quality. Looking back, I think it had probably one of the best balances of “Just frustrating enough” difficulty of NES games.
Of course, it could just be that I was/am a total whore for anything with a beat-em-up element.
Never actually bought the game, I just rented it every weekend non-stop for something like 3 MONTHS before I finally pimp slapped it into submission.
Sigh…this is the Spoony I miss: the Spoony who just did reviews because they were fun/ny, not the Spoony he eventually became…the Spoony who now sells autographed photos of himself. You’re a movie star now? Huh–last time I checked, you were a guy on the internet reviewing old games. But I guess I’m the last to figure out that analyzing someone else’s work anywhere from 5 to 20 years after the fact is, indeed, a fucking art form in itself. And don’t get me started on the E3 videos…zzz…
I’m only saying this because I’ve been watching your videos since you were just a Youtube account–I like you too much to sit back and watch you become….goddamnit.
…I watch this review and I miss the old Spoony.
why so mad bro
Whatever. I don’t care anymore–I’m a Spoony fan and I always will be, because he is a great reviewer. That’s it. I just have enough sense to know that “internet celebrity” is complete horse shit, and the idea of selling autographs is really gross to me (most great actors/musicians/artists won’t charge because they know it’s fucking tacky).
But fair enough: if you’re not Johnny Depp or Elvis, you gotta pay the bills.
I agree with the selling of autographs. But I disagree a bit about the internet celebrity thing. I don’t see why that’s worse than any other form – if it should even be counted as seperate. A talent is a talent.
In complete fairness, I am most likely completely WRONG about the veracity of internet fame. It’s just hard to believe that, even though this technology became prevalent far before my birth, it still yields enormous potential (perhaps because I totally lack humility, or grasp of my own age…25. I know, I’m fucking ancient). Internet celebrity is probably comparable to Hollywood circa 1900–actors who worked solely in theater saw acting before an actual film camera as the lowest depth an actor to sink to. It, in their eyes, would be a passing phase…
Simoneer–You’re very sweet to someone who deservedly herself up as a target or punching bag. I will always appreciate that.
Eh, I suppose this is, like most things, subjective. One is not wrong because most do not agree, though it might be the only measure we know. But a fact it is not, and I do respect your opinion even if I disagree with it.
I realize you’re exaggerating, but still – you’re a bit older than me, sure, but you’re not old! You’re approaching your peak, if anything, and that is something to embrace. Come back in 20 more years and I might understand you, although you seem to be one of few who will still — and I’m willing to bet on it — look astonishing at that age, which is always something to hold onto. (I apologize if your “ancient” remark was sarcasm entirely. Wow…)
That analogy is actually really good, Kait. Don’t mind if I use that at some point. ;)
And you’re welcome, but I don’t think you’re as bad as you believe! You seem to hold strong opinions, but they seem fair enough to me. It didn’t feel like you presented them as anything but your views (well, apart from “I just have enough sense to…”, haha). I really can understand how these changes have the potential disappoint a longtime fan. I’m glad I got into Spoony late in the game, so I’m kind of used to any material he puts out.
Sigh, i guess there are always people out there who complain about everything being better in the past. You know, things change, Internet changes, Spoony changes, you change – gotta move on and accept the new. And really – do you blame Spoony for trying to make some cash? He’s not forcing you to buy the photos, actually you get the whole show for free, so do you really have to bring up trying to make money as an example of “Spoony going bad”?
On a side note: Ultima 9? A very recent thing. I triple dare you to say it is not awesome. Actually to me it is one of the best series Spoony made. The moment where he talks about playing the game as a kid with his brother? SImply fantastic.
You are one smooth playa, simon!
Hahaha… I know, I’m quite pathetic.
Gotta pay the bills.
You’re very, very beautiful, Kaitlyn. (I checked out your Facebook; I’m not judging by your tiny avatar here.) But… bitch, I’ve got a bomb.
You made me ROLF.
I owe you a beer.
Glad to serve a purpose.
I’ll take a bag of hog lumps on the side if you don’t mind.
Welcome to the real world, what did you expect? Spoony himself realized a long time ago, now it is your turn.
I realized that you’re responding to a post I wrote 2 years ago as if I wrote it yesterday.
Is it your turn yet?
Better late than never eh? How should I have responded to a 2 year old post, done summoning rituals? Well, I’m just sad for replying to old posts… you know what, we should go outside more often.
Oh, hi. :)
Silver Surfer is the hardest game ever, but this one is pretty annoying!
The review was funny though XD
That font Spoony is often using looks damn unprofessional. I think he’s sacrificing quality for character here (still does), which I guess is respectable in its own right.
banjo music with fiddle is boss
Give em the stick. DON’T GIVE EM THE STICK!!
There were actually quite a number of games that had voices before this one. Both the TI-99/4A and the Intellivision actually had add-ons specifically for this, though I don’t think many games for either used it. The Intellivision had B-17 Bomber, Bomb Squad, Space Spartans, and a Tron game. The TI-99/4A had… uhm, Parsec and Alpiner. There may have been others, but I don’t remember them.
there is no turkey at kfc! What kfcs have you been going to?
I’d never heard of this game until I watched this review. This should’ve been the coolest game ever! How did they fuck this up so badly?
The day I completed this game was also the same day princess Diana died. I’d like to mention that I did it fairly.
“The day I completed this game was also the same day princess Diana died. I’d like to mention that I did it fairly. ”
Did what fairly, killed Diana?
The first review of Spoony’s I saw all that time ago on youtube. Still truly a classic review. This shows how naturally funny Spoony really is as this was just done right on the spot with no script or much work previously.
Oh yeah also this game sucks. I hate it. Konami did this style of game better when they put out the Lone Ranger. So there really is no reason for this game to exist other than an awesome review like this to trash it heh heh
Not that it matters cause the game sucks so bad, but I think you’re supposed to knock the bullet proof shirts off the second row of baddies and then shoot them. Crappy game design either way.
This game is one of the few instances where they made a game HARDER for release outside of japan.
Actually Jester a good portion of NES games from Japan were made more difficult here. The idea it’s been said was to make the game too difficult to beat during a rental, forcing you to consider buying the game.
I’d like to see a list of specific games where you feel this to be true. As far as I’m aware NES rental was incredibly uncommon and rentals didn’t really take off until at least the the SNES era if not later. From my personal research almost all games available in both territories have a harder difficulty setting available or are harder by default in asian territories simply due to them being better at whatever the current games are. And before I start any kind of race debate I think this is purely due to them getting technology earlier and therefore sitting ahead of the curve whenever it comes to a gameplay feature/genre.
Where I heard this was LordKat from the Until We Win series and who is also a friend of Spoony on one of his webcasts with Skitch and I’m pretty sure he knows video games and the industry.
Stage 8. There’s a novel concept… Bullet-proof vests actually STOPPING BULLETS? Who knew? :D
And as mentioned by half a dozen people, Mad City — the Japanese version — was NOWHERE near this hard. Basic changes made include giving the badguys about 200% more health and probably addin’ more obstacles to the driving sections. The railgun sections didn’t see that different. o.o
That music from “Deliverance” will haunt me forever. SQUEAL LIKE A PIG! CMON SQUEAL!!
When I bought my NES way back when, I had a choice between Bayou Billy and Mega Man 2 to go with it. For some insane reason I chose Bayou Billy. It’s one of those games you want to beat not because it’s good, but because of spite towards the designers.
I think I got to the second driving stage and then never touched it again.
I played this game until I could beat it without using continues. I spent easily three years of my life playing this game since my parents wouldn’t get me any other game. All I owned was this game. Goddamn, I hate and love this game.
idk why everyone says this was so hard, this was a cakewalk when i was little
Your origins are awesome. Everyone has to start somewhere! But you started at an awesome place!
That jeep is going 180 miles per hour? Send it to Top gear for them to test because that is one bad ass jeep.
it’s just another time US got stripped with the version of the game, check out the Mad City, the original version, you will be surprised and complete it with no effort. It was just an ok game
Anybody else notice around 10:14, Billy had a vest punched out of HIM?
And so it begins…. The journey of a lifetime… a journey you wouldn’t believe…. A journey of both greatness… and incredible sorrow.
I finished this game as a kid with no tricks or game genie! and seriously, did you never notice, the vest that you get from enemies is bullet proof!, if you wear it the bullets bounce of you(wile not realistic at all this is what they do in this game), so the way to eliminate those “terminator” guys is just hit them to make them loose the vest( you can see that they never have a vest because they clothes turn from brown to white) and then shoot them, beating the game is about timing(and abusing the jump kick, I remeber barely using any other attack since punches and kicks suck)
I see, so Adventures of Bayou-billy is the cause of spoony’s pibolar condition :o
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Oh, this is just classic.
Is it that time of year again? Time to go back to the beginning and start watching all of Spoony’s videos in order again, for the 6th time?
Why, yes. Yes, I believe it is.
OF COURSE! Time for the annual archive trawl.
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Getting stuck on the same vertical plane as all the enemies is a sure way to get killed fast. The trick is sometimes to get them to divide apart.
Spoony was pretty sexy back then.
Back then? Like if he isn’t now!
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